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After years of teaching secondary school and higher education, Dr. Ellen Weber began a quest to renew learning and teaching approaches.  She earned a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction as she researched ways to apply new developments in human intelligences to many disciplines.  Weber developed practical reform programs that bring multiple intelligences theory, constructivism, inquiry-based learning, problem-based learning and brain science insights into classrooms.  In so doing, Weber expects students to meet and exceed standardized test requirements. Weber's pioneer work in brain-based learning practices "has inspired others to make similar applications." (Quote by Howard Gardner, at Harvard University)

Traditional universities and high schools tend to neglect active student involvement, for instance.  Research evidence shows that students understand deeply when they investigate authentic problems, rather than simply recite back isolated facts on standardized tests.  When students enjoy a climate where they think critically and creatively and where they relate classroom instruction to tasks and experiences they encounter outside of school, they prepare for meaningful contributions to humanity.

Before new facts about human intelligence can improve test scores for more students, though, faculty require support and encouragement to create curriculum for high school or higher education classes.  Join us to create MITA curriculum that develops students' unique gifts, covers topics at deeper levels, and bridges genders, beliefs and cultures in learning communities.


Quotes Supporting MITA from Educators Around the World

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"Falling through the cracks is an experience too many Canadian adults are familiar with when it comes to acquiring basic literacy skills. Learning to read as an adult requires determination, fortitude, and above all, hope. The MITA model offers this hope to literacy practitioners, tutors and adult learners. It offers new possibilities, creative strategies, and concrete options in a sometimes uphill battle. Creating a flexible, collaborative learning environment for adult learners which recognizes and honors individual learning styles has unlimited potential - just like the MITA model."
Heather L. Harris (Canadian President, Laubach Literacy)

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In my grades 9 to 12 science classroom, MITA takes into account that all students can learn and that when students are excited the quality of work generated increases. Becca Vanderalaan, Secondary Science Teacher – Hamilton , Ontario , Canada.

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“I have known Dr. Weber for years… the MITA facility will be a world class Center!” Dee Dickinson, CLO – New Horizons for Learning.

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“Thank you again and again! MITA has helped me so much in my teaching career!” Andi Smith Secondary Teacher – Washington , DC .

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“Ellen has been a pioneer in applying the ideas to secondary schools and colleges and has inspired others to make similar applications.” (Dr. Howard Gardner, Harvard University )

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“ Weber’s work is both visionary and eminently practical.” (Dr. David Marshak, Seattle University )

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“Ellen prepared Online Web workshops for WNET at Channel Thirteen, and I am in total support of MITA! Al Doyle (Director of Internet Training, WNET Thirteen -- New York)

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“The MITA Center encourages new facts about human brains that can forge vibrant partnerships between business and learning communities, in alliances that prosper both.” Wellsville Reporter – Nov 5, 1999.

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There is no doubt that you have been long in realizing the MITA Center’s potential to make a significant impact at both a national and international level. Dr. Mike Watts. Professor of Science, Roehamption Institute, London , England.

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“We look forward with great expectation the creation of the International MITA Center which will serve as a formal link between our mutual interest in reform for a new millennium.” Jose Pedro Izquierdo, executive Director INACAP Corporation, Santiago , Chile , SA.

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“Dr. Weber' extensive publication record challenges school curricula which, until recent years, has been filled with mainstream academic knowledge. A reformer by scholarship and practice, Weber advocates transformative thinking and practices that produces innovative and fruitful people. As more young people face a world of poverty, unemployment and diminished social opportunities, Dr. Weber's scholarship creates opportunities for underrepresented students in inclusive collaborative learning environments. Her education initiative, the MITA Center for Education Renewal, represents emerging critical thinking about teaching and learning based on extensive and in-depth research. Her model of knowing, Multiple Intelligence Teaching Approach (MITA) provides practical teaching and learning implications for Gardner 's Multiple Intelligence Theory.” (Dr. Akosua Addo – University of MN )

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”A capable and accomplished research scholar, practitioner and writer, Dr. Weber has modeled clear thinking in her teaching, and also, in the numerous national and international workshops and presentations she has provided. At the fore of international education, Dr. Weber's work places the United States as a leader in brain-based reform.” (Professional Development Leader in Boston )

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MITA creates new assumptions about what it means to be smart, based on current brain science ideas, stated in everyday language and applied… (Ann Marie Przbyl, Director WNY Professional Development Consortium.)